Studio: Spaceworks Gowanus

Discipline: Painting

Based In: Brooklyn

Website: Bonnie Steinsnyder

My current work plays with watercolor technique using orchids as subject matter. The natural form and colors of these flowers are perfect for flowing, spattering, and glazing the luminous transparent paints. I aim to bring out the lovely glow from the watercolors; to create a beautiful object for contemplation that is a refuge from daily stress.

 

“My studio allows me enough time to create a consistent body of work. I was gentrified out of my old spaces in Dumbo and Gowanus; the landlords kicked out the artists to convert the buildings to condos. This studio is also easy to, so that means there is a better chance of visits by curators and collectors.”

 

EDUCATION

1994-5 Printmaking with Deli Sacilotto, Art Students’ League, New York, NY.
1992-3 Anatomy with Michael Burban, Art Students’ League, New York, NY.
1984 MFA, Queens College, NY.
1982 BA, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Smith College, MA.
1981 Yale Summer Art Program at Norfolk, CT.
1977 Rhode Island School of Design, RI. Summer session.
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 West Side Y, New York, NY.
2005 Loring Gallery, Sheffield, MA.
2004 Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY.
2001 Rittenhouse Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA.
1996 Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
1993 Hawthorne/Framing Gallery, Hawthorne, NY.
1989 Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, NJ.
1986 Ollantay Gallery, Jackson Heights, NY.
1984 Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Flushing, NY.
1982 Smith Scholar Exhibition, Smith College, Northampton, MA.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS
2015 West Side Y faculty show, New York, NY
2015 92 St. Y faculty show, New York, NY
2014 West Side Y faculty show, New York, NY
2014 92 St. Y faculty show, New York, NY
2013 “Brooklyn Heights” shown on THE GOOD WIFE, CBS television show
2013 92 St. Y faculty show, New York, NY
2012 92 St. Y faculty show, New York, NY
2011 92 St. Y faculty show, New York, NY
2010 Core Constellation, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY.
2010 Dumbo Arts Center Pop Up show, Brooklyn, NY.
2010 Artists of Smith video slide show, Northampton, MA.
2010 Spring Studio Annual, New York, NY.
2009 92 St.Y faculty show, New York, NY.
2009 Gowanus Conservancy, Brooklyn, NY.
2008 92 St.Y faculty show, New York, NY.
2008 Spring Street Studio, New York, NY.
2007-8 Millbrook Gallery, Millbrook, NY.
2007 ArtGotham, New York, NY.
2007 The DownTown Club, Skyline Show, New York, NY.

2007 A Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2006 92 St.Y faculty show, New York, NY.
2006 ArtGotham, Skyline Artists exhibitions, New York, NY.
2005 Polonaise Gallery, Woodstock, VT.
2005 Brooklyn Borough Hall, Project Diversity, Brooklyn, NY.
2005 Sputnik Visual Art Gallery, Project Diversity, Brooklyn, NY.
2004 Belanthi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2004 Artists Space, Night of 1000 Artists, New York, NY
2002 Museum of the City of New York, New York Prints, New York, NY.
2001 Ruby Gallery, Steinsnyder & Kane, Brooklyn, NY.
2001 Mill Gallery, New York Artists’ Circle, Sante Fe, NM.
2000 Contemporary Museum, Snapshot, Baltimore, MD.
1999 Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY.
1999 Marsh and McLennan Securities commission for a suite of Wall Street pastels.
1999 Greater New York Orchid Show Art Exhibition, World Financial Center, New York, NY.
1998 Brooklyn Marriot commissions 4 pen/watercolor lobby pieces and 1 pastel to be printed for all the rooms.
1997 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY.
1997 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
1996 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY.
1996 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.
1996 National Arts Club, New York, NY.
1995 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY.
1994 MetLife Exhibition Space, New York, NY.
1993 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY.
1992 Waterside Studios, Stamford, CT.
1992 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY.
1990 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY.
1990 John Szoke Gallery, As They See Themselves: Self Portraits, New York, NY.
1989 John Szoke Gallery, A Sense of Place, New York, NY.
1988 Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL.
1988 John Szoke Gallery, New York Inspired: Past and Present, New York, NY.
1988 Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
1985 Gallery 169, Great Neck, NY.
1984 Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia,PA.
1984 Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Flushing, NY.
1982 Kiely Gallery, Flushing, NY.
1979 New England Arts Festival, Five College Area Exhibition, Hadley, MA.

SELECTED JURIED COMPETITIONS
1992 Salmagundi, 15th Non-Members’ Exhibition, New York, NY.
1992 First Street Gallery, National Competition, New York, NY. Juror: Paul Georges.
1992 50th Annual Audubon Artists Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY.
1989 Jamaica Arts Center, Queens, NY.
1989 Queens Museum, Best of the Annual Juried, Queens, NY.
Jurors: Henry Geldzahler, Grace Glueck, John Perreault.
1988 Viridian Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Lisa Phillips (associate Curator, Whitney Museum.)
1988 Queens Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, Queens, NY. Juror: Irving Sandler.
1985 Queens Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, Queens, NY. Juror: Grace Glueck
1985 Schoharie County Arts Council National Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY.
Juror: Majorie Frankel Nathanson.
1985 Young Artists’ Exhibition, Wunsch Arts Center, Glen Cove, NY.
1983 Lender’s National Art Competition, West Haven, CT.
1979 Nine Young Artists, Saltonstall Building, Boston, MA.
1977 National Scholastic Art Competition, New York, NY.